Concert

An Evening With Esperanza Spalding: Thank You October

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Esperanza Spalding returns to Berklee as part of a special two-week tour, Thank You October, with longtime collaborators Leo Genovese and Lyndon Rochelle. This intimate trio performance will feature selections from Esperanza's critically-acclaimed releases: JunjoEsperanzaChamber Music Society, and Radio Music Society.

 
 
 

Adrian Zemor's Senior Recital: An Evening of Cello Music

Thursday / December 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Cellist Adrian Zemor will play in styles ranging from classical to heavy metal. The program will include music by Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and Apocalyptica, as well as a number of originals.

Admission: 
Free

Alfred Ng's Senior Recital

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vocalist Alfred Ng gives his senior recital with a set of familiar pop songs.

Admission: 
Free

Irais Brito and Di eVano: Danzon and Evolution 1

Tuesday / October 28, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Double bassist Irais Brito Hierrezuelo presents a brief journey into the beginning of Cuban music, ranging in styles from danzon to cha-cha-cha to timba Cubana.

Admission: 
Free

Best of Jazz Composition

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department produces a concert of the best compositions by its majors. Featuring a variety of approaches by a talented group of composers and performers, this show promises to be an enjoyable one.

Admission: 
Free

The Music of Eric Gould

Monday / April 13, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature works by pianist, composer, and arranger Eric Gould, chair of the Jazz Composition Department.

Admission: 
Free

Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman: Charlie Brown Christmas

Wednesday / December 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Percussionists Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman perform the music of Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," arranged for marimba and vibraphone.

Admission: 
Free

Jaehun Kang: Portrait

Tuesday / August 19, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist Jaehun Kang performs his senior recital with a program of covers and original music.

Admission: 
Free

Mirel Wagner

Saturday / December 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Mirel Wagner's songs are like a smooth, polished pebbles thrown into a bottomless pond, drops of life that set the darkness rippling. Her acoustic balladry is as far as you’ll get from clichéd coffee house folk, having more to do with the primeval darkness of Swans than the folksy bonhomie of Bob Dylan. Her background couldn’t be more normal: a relatively sheltered childhood in the suburbs of Helsinki. Her self-titled debut is still causing ripples today. Its nine songs distill the very essence of darkness, the hollowed-out bones of the blues. They seem ancient, worn, and frank in their brutal honesty. When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day is uniform and cohesive set of songs. Wagner wrote most of these songs in a log cabin on the peninsula of Hailuoto in northern Finland. It traces the melody absentmindedly, like you’d trace the outline of the back of a sleeping lover, humming as it ambles along. At times playful, at other times chillingly emotionless, Wagner is difficult to pin down. Her vocals are louder than ever on this new record, with the whisper of yesteryear drawing each breath.

Enjoy Wagner's official video of Oak Tree from her upcoming album When The Cellar Children See the Light of Day here:

 

BITR

Tuesday / September 16, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

BITR, short for Berklee In the Round, occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month a different faculty member selects four or five students and one special guest (a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other performer), and hosts an in-the-round performance. The event, based on in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs. The audience is seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show. 

Admission: 
Free

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